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Gilgel Gibe III, Ethiopia (12 May)


***This tour is now full***

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEP) is providing an exclusive opportunity for registered participants of the congress to visit Gilgel Gibe III, currently the largest hydroelectric project in Ethiopia, with an installed capacity of 1,870 MW.

Inaugurated in December 2016, Gibe III virtually doubles the country’s electric capacity. It is a milestone achievement as part of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan that aims to bring the country’s total output to 40,000 MW by 2035. 


6:30 meet at Bole Airport
7:00 departure from Bole Airport
8:10 arrival at Gibe III airstrip and transfer by car/bus to campus
8:50 arrival at powerhouse
9:15-10:45 visit powerhouse
10:45-11:00 travel to RCC Dam
11:00-12:00 visit RCC Dam
12:00-12:30 travel to project canteen
12:30-14:00 lunch at Highland Camp
14:00-14:40 travel to Gibe III airstrip
14:50-16:00 flight from Gibe III airstrip to Bole airport
16:00 end of programme


Participating in this tour is free of charge to participants, as costs are kindly covered by EEP.


If you are interested in participating in this tour, please send an email to, with 'tour: Gilgel Gibe III' in the subject line, and we will get back to you with further information. The tour has a maximum capacity of 30 people and places will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

More information to follow shortly.

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